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Rockfall in Cornwall coast, UK: One fatality

A rockfall incident at Cornwall's Sandymouth beach in the UK has caused the death of an unfortunate man. Sandymouth beach is located near Bude. The rockfall occurred on July 16, 2019 at about 11:45 a...

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Sinkhole pulls a parked car under the ground

A massive sinkhole swallowed and destroyed a parked car in the city of Dale, Virginia. The sinkhole suddenly opened on July 4, 2019. Its depth was about 6 meters and it caused the closure of the road...

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Wall collapse in western India: 15 people dead

A 4,5-meter height wall collapse in Indian city of Pune (in Maharashtra state) has resulted in 15 fatalities including 2 children. The failure occurred on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The compound wall c...

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Keller's Geotechnical Construction Companies to Combine

Effective January 1, 2020, North America Keller companies McKinney Drilling, Bencor, Case Atlantic, Case Foundation, Hayward Baker, HJ Foundation, Keller Canada, and Moretrench will join together and...

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Mudslide in Mexico: 7 fatalities

A mudslide that hit a village in Mexico, has caused 7 fatalities. The incident occurred on July 10, 2019. The slide was caused after heavy rainfall struck the region οf Santo Tomas Chautla village, l...

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How-to perform automatic consolidation test on soil

A procedure that involves the determination of one-dimensional consolidation and swelling properties of soils is presented by Wykeham Farrance/ CONTROLS Group. The Automatic Computerized Oedometer (A...

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Hayward Baker worked on the construction of the world's first Guitar-Shaped Hotel

The iconic Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood is undergoing a $1.5 billion expansion, with a gleaming 36-storey, guitar-shaped hotel as its stunning centerpiece. Alongside the glass-fronted hotel o...

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PLAXIS Online Training: Analysis of Suction Buckets

Another PLAXIS online training has been scheduled for the 27th of June. This online training will demonstrate the practical Use of PLAXIS 3D for the Analysis of Suction Buckets in OC Clay. The presen...

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Triaxial Sample Preparation Items

Humboldt has an extensive inventory of all the tools and consumables used for preparing soil samples for triaxial testing. All products adhere to ASTM standards: ASTM D2850, ASTM D2166, ASTM D4767. T...

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Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE) by Pile Dynamics

Drilled shafts are rarely ideal cylinders and irregularities in the shaft construction can affect shaft performance. Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE) is the latest addition to Pile Dynamics exten...

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Announcing the launch of the new Website!

We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of the new website. The new State of the Art website does not just have a beautiful design, a modern architecture and new content. It a...

Boring log Software

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Reliability of Shallow Foundation Design Using the Standard Penetration Test

Download paper, available by permission of the publisher. Reference: Zekkos, D.P., Bray, J.D., Der Kiureghian, A. (2004), “Reliability of shallow foundation design using the standard penetration test...

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Attemberg Limits

The consistency and behavior of a clayey soil is different as are the engineering properties at varying degrees of moisture content. Thus, the boundary between each state can be defined based on a ch...

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Water Content (w)

The water content (w), also known as natural water content or natural moisture content, is the ratio of the weight of water to the weight of the solids in a given mass of soil. This ratio is usuall...

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Soil as a three-phase System

Soil deposits consist of the soil particles and the void space between the particles. Soil mass is generally referred to as three-phase system because it consists of solid particles, liquid, and...

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Top 10 Introductory Papers on Macroscopic Soil Plasticity Constitutive Modelling

Top Ten Introductory Papers in Macroscopic Soil Plasticity Constitutive Modelling by Professor Yannis F. Dafalias, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Davis...

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Top 10 papers on Active Faulting

List compiled: July 2005 by Robert H. Sydnor, CEG 968, Engineering Geologist, Seismologist, Hydrogeologist.  Bonilla, Manuel G., and Lienkaemper, James J., 1991, Factors affecting the recognition of...

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Top 10 papers on the properties of Municipal Solid-Waste

Suggested by Dr. Kavazanjian, E., and Dr. Matasovic, N., Geosyntec Consultants, Huntington Beach, California 92648. List compiled in January 2003 Top 10 papers in Alphabetical Order Augello, A.J., Ma...


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2018 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 8,000+ professionals and 600+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network for g...

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Practical Soil Dynamics

The objective of this book is to fill some of the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics, concerning issues in earthquake engineering and ground vibrations, by...

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Practical Guide to Green Technology for Ground Engineering

Over the last 50 years there has been rapid development of construction techniques, analytical methods and materials for use in ground engineering. One of the major techniques which has been developed...